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Overall Settled Minorities' Population

Key Area:
Migration & Minority Demographics/Statistics
Demographics & Economics
13/01/2012 - 10:35
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There are four settled minorities in Germany that are recognized as such by the state: Danish, Frisians, Sinti and Roma, and Sorbs.
According to figures by the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), in 2010 50,000 Danish were living in Germany. The estimated number of Sorbs living in Germany was 60,000 in 2010. The estimated number of German Sinti and Roma was approximately 70,000.
In addition, there were 350,000 East Frisians and 50,000 North Frisians living in Germany. Original source and quality of data for Frisians is unclear.




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